Nero & Aubrey with the Birkbeck Early Modern Reading Group

The next meeting of the Birkbeck Early Modern Reading Group will be on Monday November 10th 6-7.30pm in the Tillotson Room (502), 30 Russell Square.

This month, the group will be exploring biographical writings: first we will look at some chapters of Suetonius’s colourful biography of the Emperor Nero (Suetonius, Nero 26-31), and then John Aubrey’s Brief Lives: Sir Philip Sidney, and his sister Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke.

Suetonius in available online at, Aubrey doesn’t seem to be available online but is easy to pick up from any library. Wine will be provided and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, please email Linda Grant.